Divorce Resources and Links
DC Divorce LawTo meet the residency requirement for filing for divorce in Washington, D.C., either you or your spouse must have lived in D.C. continuously for at least 6 months at the time you file your Complaint for Absolute Divorce. To meet the no-fault grounds requirement, you must prove that you and your spouse have been separated for either the six-month mutual and voluntary separation — you and your spouse have agreed mutually and voluntarily to separate and have been living apart, without cohabitation (sexual relations), for at least six months before the date you file, or one-year separation — you and your spouse have been living separate and apart, without cohabitation, for at least one year before filing for a divorce, whether or not you have agreed to separate.
Getting An Uncontested Divorce
Uncontested Divorces in D.C.
What Might the Judge Ask Me at My Uncontested Divorce Hearing?
Can I Get a Divorce?
General Information About Divorce
Serving the Divorce Papers On Your Spouse
District of Columbia Statutory Resources
DC Residency Requirements (Divorce) - Official Code §16-902. No action for divorce or legal separation shall be maintainable unless one of the parties to the marriage has been a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia for at least six months next preceding the commencement of the action. No action for annulment of a marriage performed outside the District of Columbia or for affirmance of any marriage shall be maintainable unless one of the parties is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia at the time of the commencement of the action. The residence of the parties to an action for annulment of a marriage performed in the District of Columbia shall not be considered in determining whether such action shall be maintainable. If a member of the armed forces of the United States resides in the District of Columbia for a continuous period of six months during his or her period of military service, he or she shall be deemed to reside in the District of Columbia for purposes of this section only.
Grounds for Divorce in Washington, DC - Official Code §16-904. Grounds for divorce, legal separation, and annulment. (a) A divorce from the bonds of marriage may be granted if: (1) both parties to the marriage have mutually and voluntarily lived separate and apart without cohabitation for a period of six months next preceding the commencement of the action; (2) both parties to the marriage have lived separate and apart without cohabitation for a period of one year next preceding the commencement of the action. View the entire statute under Title 16...
View the District of Columbia Official Code.
Child Support in the District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia Child Support Guidelines Calculator - provided by D.C. Office of the Attorney General
Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support
Beginning the Child Support Process
Child Support Guidelines
DC Child Custody and Visitation LawChild Custody and Visitation in D.C.
General Information About Custody
Child Custody Resources
FAQ on Child Custody and Visitation
Property Division in Washington, DCWashington, DC is an "equitable distribution" property state.
Assignment and equitable distribution of property - District of Columbia Official Code - Chapter 9, Title 16
District of Columbia Courts and Community ResourcesLawyers and Divorce
Glossary of Family Law Terms
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
The DC Bar
Family Law Resources on the Net